Scott Schaefer, is an Emmy award-winning photojournalist at KOMU-TV, the broadcast lab for the Missouri School of Journalism. He also serves as adjunct faculty for the School, assisting students with all aspects of their reporting and helps them prepare stories for newscasts. Schaefer has freelanced for NBC Sports.com, Bloomberg, Fox Sports Net and Entertainment Tonight.
Schaefer has a 2004 Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. Schaefer’s numerous awards for photography include nine Mid-America Emmys, six Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, the Society of Professional Journalists’ National Sigma Delta Chi award for documentaries in television journalism, a 2009 National Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting and the 2010 NAB Service to America Award for his work with KOMU in support of the Central Missouri Honor Flight. Schaefer is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, Radio Television Digital News Association, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Schaefer’s videography has taken him around the world. He made three trips to the gulf coast to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, covered the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York City and traveled to Vietnam in 2007 for a documentary, “Mercy in Motion.” Most recently, he traveled to Guatemala for “The Culture that Crawls,” a documentary that takes a look at the mobility problem in Central America.
Schaefer enjoys playing the piano, still photography, making cakes and Mountain Dew. Schaefer loves helping people and in 2009 helped start an organization called Central MO Honor Flight, which flies terminally-ill and aging WWII veterans at no cost to them to see their memorial in Washington, D.C.
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